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Archives for Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

by Jessica B. December 23rd, 2022 | Mental Health
Do you feel sad in the winter? Or do you feel SAD? Seasonal affective disorder strikes many people, and the further north you live the higher your risk. While many people might roll their eyes at the idea of SAD being an actual disease, they are probably living somewhere a bit closer to the equator.

Symptoms of SAD: Do you tend to start showing signs of depression when the winter rolls around? Is your idea of a good time curling up under the covers and closing your eyes? Do you start packing on the pounds, or start losing
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The Arts and Alzheimer’s

by Louise November 25th, 2022 | Mental Health
There are many ways that an Alzheimer caregiver can help enrich the life of an affected person, whether it is helping with daily planning, communication, or food and eating. Did you know that music and art are great care tools for people living with Alzheimer's disease? Music and art are unique activities, because they allow self-expression and engagement. Both of these factors can truly help enrich the life of someone living with Alzheimer's disease, even throughout the progression of dementia, when self-expression and engagement can become more difficult.

First, consider music. Music has been shown to improve some of the
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Fighting Burn Out

by Jessica B. October 28th, 2022 | Mental Health
If you are stuck in a rut it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but burn out is a thing that can affect every aspect of your life, from how you work, to how you interact with your family. Here are a few tips for you to help recognize burn out before it gets too late, and how to combat it before you spiral into a deep depression.

1) Recognize the signs – Are you finding it harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling
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Fitness for Improved Mental Health

by Jessica B. July 29th, 2022 | Mental Health
There are many ways that movement can help improve your mental health. Whether you are fighting depression, anxiety, or any other illness, combined with treatment under the care of a health professional, fitness can help lead the way to success. Here are some tips to get you moving and to improve your mental health.

All you need is a good pair of shoes and preferably a music device!

1) Walking – A simple stroll around the block can be a great way to improve your mood. Dare to step off the treadmill and into the great outdoors. It will help you
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Mental Health Books

by Jessica B. May 20th, 2022 | Mental Health
There are a lot of books out on the market that aim to help you with your mental health issues, but some are better than others. Here is a guide to some must reads if you are looking to study up on how you can work to improve your mental health.

The Tools, by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels is a good example of a book that gives you some concrete ways and actions you can take to help deal with issues in your life.

The Tools focuses on four issues they believe hold clients back. They are pain avoidance, a
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